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Partner Visa (Subclass 801)

The subclass 801 visa is structured for those who wish to permanently come to the country as a spouse or de-facto partner of an eligible Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or (eligible) New Zealand citizen. The holder of a subclass 801 visa can stay in the country indefinitely and is the next step up from the subclass 820 (temporary) visa holders.

Why to apply for a Partner (Subclass 801) Visa

A subclass 801 visa is designed for those who intend to stay in the country indefinitely with their partners. A permanent visa holder enjoys almost all the rights and benefits available to a citizen in the country (with certain exceptions). With a partner visa in Australia, you can:

  • Stay in Australia permanently
  • Work in the country
  • Study in the country
  • Enroll in the public healthcare scheme of the Government
  • Leave and come back to the country as many times as you wish, for five years
  • Sponsor visa application of any member of your family unit to the country
  • Apply for citizenship (if eligible)
  • Enroll for a free English Language class (if eligible) organised by the Adult Migrant English Program

What are the Requirements for Subclass 801 Partner Visa (Australia)?

To be eligible for a subclass 801 visa, the applicant must meet all of the criteria as set out by the Department. The following essential requirements are needed when applying for the Subclass 801 visa :

  • The applicant must have a temporary partner visa (subclass 820) or a valid (subclass 445) dependent child visa.
  • The applicant must be the de-facto partner or spouse of an Australian Citizen, permanent resident of the Country, or New Zealand citizen (if eligible).
  • The applicant and their Australian partner must be committed to a shared life.
  • The marriage on the basis of which subclass 801 visa application is filed must be valid as per the Australian laws.
  • The relationship between the applicants and their Australian partners must be continuing and genuine.
  • The applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • The applicant must have a sponsor to undertake the financial obligation for their stay in the country. The sponsor should be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • The applicant must meet the health and character requirements as per the terms of the visa (subclass 801) conditions.
  • The applicants or their family members must ensure to pay back any liability, which is due to the Australian Government, or should make adequate arrangements for the payment of the debts.
  • The candidate for a subclass 801 visa application must abide by the laws of the country.
  • To ensure a positive visa decision, the Department will use the evidence provided to ensure that the visa grant is in the best interest of the candidate.

The applicant needs to be located onshore (in Australia) for the visa to be granted. If a partner visa to Australia is approved, the applicant will have the right to remain in Australia permanently, with travel valid for 5 years.

For the purpose of the visa processing, de-facto partners are-

  • Not married to each other.
  • Committed to a shared life with each other (to the exclusion of all others).
  • Not related by family.
  • Living together, or separately with the intention of living together

This is far from an exhaustive list. A lot of other requirements should be met before obtaining an 801 partner visa. The Australian visa application process can be quite convoluted and confusing, with

applications being turned down due to small mistakes or omissions that could easily be avoided. With this in mind, we recommend seeking the help of an experienced immigration agent at E-Help. Our team are professional 801 partner visa migration agents that understand the best ways to validate the numerous pre-conditions and exceptions. E-help is one of the leading consultants for partner visas in Brisbane, Gold Coast and are passionate about creating positive visa results.

How to Apply for a Partner Visa (Subclass 801)

Before applying for the subclass 801 visa application, the candidate must-

  • Ensure that they hold a valid passport; if not, a valid passport should be acquired before applying for the visa.
  • Gather all the required evidence. All the documentary proofs must be collected and analysed alongside the subclass 801 visa application requirements. The evidence should complement the facts provided on the application form.
  • If the applicant is including family members in their subclass 801 visa application; the relevant documentary proof for them must also be gathered.

The duly filled and completed subclass 801 visa application can then be submitted to the Department along with the requisite fee. If the fee is not paid in full, the application may be discounted.

From here, the Department will inform the candidate that their subclass 801 visa application assessment is in process and communicates the decision on the visa application via registered mail. The rationale behind rejection is also communicated with the applicant (in case of rejection).

Talk to our partner visa consultant for accurate filing of all the application information. Our specialised (partner) visa consultants are trained to counsel the client and provide all the assistance required to ensure a positive visa decision. Schedule an appointment with our partner visa migration agents to start a hassle-free and effortless visa journey today. Read more here about types of spouse visa in Australia.

Processing Time for Subclass 801 Partner Visa

The processing time for subclass 801 partner visa is not fixed as they are assessed based on individual profile requirements. However, you can use the following as an estimate as to how long your visa application will take:

  • For 75% of applications, the processing time is approximately one year.
  • For 90% of applications, the processing time is about one and a half to two years.

Communicate with a professional partner visa migration agent at E-Help for further details on the visa processing time and necessities. A permanent visa usually requires a thorough assessment of the application. The general reasons for different processing time of subclass 801 Visa include:

  • If the Department upholds a thorough assessment policy, the processing time may be higher than usual.
  • When additional information is required.
  • To verify the sponsor or supporter details.

Contact Us

Applying for a partner visa 801 is only one part of a multi-step process; it requires a thorough understanding and knowledge of the Department’s conditions to achieve a favourable outcome.

The immigration experts at E-Help are here to assist you! We have helped a record number of couples unite by securing the 801 partner visa, and our expertise can be utilised to help you connect and fulfill your migration dream. We understand the pain of being geographically separated from the person you love, and our team works hard to ensure a positive outcome. We always make sure that time is of the essence when assisting clients in partner visa related applications to ensure you can be reunited sooner.

Other than this, we also offer  permanent and temporary Partner Visa. For all your queries and concerns related to 801 visa applications, contact our team at E-Help today; call us at +61 7 3172 4965.

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